June 24th, 2019


Word of the Day 06/24/19 Summer

Summer (noun, adjective, verb)
summer [ suhm-er ]

1. the season between spring and autumn, in the Northern Hemisphere from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox, and in the Southern Hemisphere from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox.
2. the period comprising the months of June, July, and August in the U.S., and from the middle of May to the middle of August in Great Britain.
3. a period of hot, usually sunny weather: We had no real summer last year.
4. the hotter half of the year (opposed to winter): They spend the summers in New Hampshire and the winters in Florida.
5. the period of finest development, perfection, or beauty previous to any decline: the summer of life.
6. a whole year as represented by this season: a girl of fifteen summers.

7. of, relating to, or characteristic of summer: Iced tea is a summer drink.
8. appropriate for or done during the summer: summer clothes; summer sports.
9. having the weather or warmth of summer: summer days in late October.

verb (used without object)
10. to spend or pass the summer: They summered in Maine.

verb (used with object)
11. to keep, feed, or manage during the summer: Sheep are summered in high pastures.
12. to make summerlike.

sum·mer·less, adjective

vacation, summertime, heat, midsummer

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Origin: before 900; Middle English sumer, Old English sumor; cognate with Dutch zomer, German Sommer, Old Norse sumar summer; akin to Sanskrit samā half-year, year, Old Irish sam-, Welsh haf summer

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ACK - Monday

Hey there - SO sorry I'm late.

Sadly I'm still playing catch up (more with my mind than with actual work) after a wonderful vacation. This week I am desperately trying to clean up the house. I've cleaned up most of the debris from the trip, but I can't seem to care about housekeeping since I got back, not that this is a shock.

So what are you all up to this week? Big plans?? Big plans for words?? ALL THE WORDS??? Next Monday is a brand new month! Let's spend the next few days kicking June's butt!!!

Your flash challenge for this week is "Enjoy the rest of the afternoon with the sunny and pleasant weather, because tomorrow morning..."

And I don't have all the links for you but... Tab back through some of last week's entries and see if you can some up with some more words! Check out the Monthly challenge that our fabulous H is posting prompts for daily!